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Support for young people in Radstock

As you may be aware, on Sunday 31st July there was a fatal incident in Radstock involving a young person. We are very aware of the impact this incident is having on the community and we have particular concern for young people in the area.

We have set up this page to inform where support can be found today


Youth Connect South West have set up a drop-in where young people can go if they need somewhere to be or someone to talk to. We are based at Radstock Youth Hub during the following times:

Wednesday 17th 6pm - 7pm for those wanting support.


Youth Connect South West will also be out in the community offering support for young people.


Other useful contacts for support:

24/7 Support if you need to talk (or text, or online chat):

SHOUT: text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258

Samaritans: call 116 123

SAMM: call 01214722912 or Text 07342 888570

Kooth: https://www.kooth.com/

Childline: call 0800 11 11 (under 19)

CAMHs: 0800023 2133 https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/camhs/contacts/banes/

Daytime Support:

Cruse Bereavement: bath@cruse.org.uk or somerset@cruse.org.uk or https://www.cruse.org.uk/understanding-grief/grief-experiences/traumatic-loss/violence-crime/

Hope again: www.hopeagain.org.uk

Reverend Ian Rousell: available on 01761 417664, is willing to talk to local people affected by this incident.

Off The Record have a listening service available - https://www.offtherecord-banes.co.uk/contact


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Checking in

An event to support parents, carers & the community

Wednesday 10th August

6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Methodist Centre, The Street, Radstock, BA3 3PL

We have seen how our community have been affected by the events of the 31st July. We want to help by sharing advice on how to check in and support someone who is grieving.


The purpose of this event is to offer:

  • Advice on grief and bereavement (young people + adults/parents/carers). Information supplied by the Education Psychology Team and a GP from The Hope House Centre

  • Advice on safety for parents in relation to their young people. Information supplied by the police


The event's recordings can be found at the bottom of this page and on our YouTube channel.

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